Vikings trip East softball team
Janesville Parker had all the ingredients for a 3-1 victory over Madison East in Big Eight Conference softball here Tuesday at Dawson Field.
The Vikings received five-hit pitching from senior Mary Cate Tracey and clutch hitting to post a victory in a tidy 62 minutes.
“It was a good conference win,” Parker coach Dyann Riley said after her team improved to 3-4 in the Big Eight and 5-4 overall.
Parker took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Lindsay Kluge’s RBI triple and Paige Muehlenkamp’s fielder’s choice. Parker added an insurance run in the sixth when Kylee Meehan singled home Amanda Benash, who had tripled.
Tracey surrendered an RBI single in the fifth inning, but blanked East the rest of the way.
Parker plays at Madison La Follette at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
PARKER 3, EAST 1
Madison East 000 010 0—1 5 0
Janesville Parker 020 001 x—3 5 3
Gilbert and E. Monson; Tracey and Kluge.
Leding hitters—S. Monson (ME) 2x3, Benash (JP) 2x3. 3B—Benash (JP), Kluge (JP).
SO—Gilbert (ME) 3, Tracey (JP) 4. BB—Gilbert 2, Tracey 1.